Will This Become The New Meridian Idaho Trader Joe’s?
(photo by Phil Hoover)
The rumor mill ran amok a few years ago as everyone speculated on the possibility of Trader Joe’s coming to the Boise Area.
At one point, speculation was rampant that Trader Joe’s would go into the Bridges at Lakemoor development in Eagle.
But, that didn’t happen.
Trader Joe’s eventually opened its downtown Boise store, located at Capitol Boulevard and Front Street, in 2014.
Now, rumors abound that we will soon have a Meridian Idaho Trader Joes’ going into the empty former Rosauer’s Supermarket store at Eagle and Ustick Roads in Meridian.
Trader Joe’s remains non-committal about confirming a new Meridian store, but I was surrounded by contractors’ work trailers and construction workers when I shot the photo above on 4/13/19.
Rosauer’s Supermarket closed their Meridian store after five difficult years in that location, around the time when the Boise Co-Op opened its Meridian store in The Village At Meridian, less than a mile away.
The area around Eagle Road/Fairview Avenue will soon provide ample shopping for foodies.
The rumored Trader Joe’s will compete with the Boise Co-Op, the new Albertson’s Market Street store, and a new Smart FoodService (formerly Cash & Carry) warehouse store; all within a mile of each other.